transitive verb
coun·​ter·​stamp | \¦kau̇ntə(r)+\

Definition of counterstamp 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to stamp or impress (something already stamped or signed) — compare countersign

2a : to countermark (a coin)

b : to stamp (a different coin design or a countermark) onto a coin counterstamp a coin of Heraclius on a coin of Justinian counterstamp a Texan 8-real piece on a Mexican 5-real piece



Definition of counterstamp (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a stamp or impression put upon something (as a check or paper) that has already been stamped

2 : a numismatic countermark

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Transitive verb

counter- + stamp (verb)


counter- + stamp (noun)

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